BREAST LIFT QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN BREAST LIFT SURGERY DO FOR ME?
Breast lift surgery can restore the youthful shape, firmness, and placement of your breasts. Breasts that have begun to sag or have lost their firmness due to pregnancy or weight loss can be rejuvenated. Often, a breast lift is a more appropriate alternative to breast enlargement for women with adequate breast tissue.
IS THERE A SCARLESS BREAST LIFT?
Not really. However, sometimes our surgeons can create a lift with an implant alone, or an implant with a short scar only.
WHAT TYPE OF SCAR COMES WITH A BREAST LIFT?
Depending on the amount of droop or skin stretch, our surgeons can sometimes perform a breast lift with a shorter scar or less scarring.
- Concentric (donut lift)
- Vertical (lollipop lift)
- Standard (anchor lift)
WHAT HAPPENS DURING BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
During breast lift surgery, the skin below the nipple is tightened and contoured to a more desirable shape. The nipple itself is repositioned to the ideal height. The entire breast is pulled together for more lift and firmness.
CAN A BREAST LIFT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Yes, many women choose to have a breast lift in combination with breast enlargement or as a part of a Mommy Makeover. A breast lift can also be combined with breast reduction.
IF I CHOOSE A BREAST LIFT NOW CAN I HAVE BREAST ENLARGEMENT LATER?
Yes. You can avoid having multiple procedures by combining a breast lift with augmentation. Having breast lift surgery alone will not prevent you from having breast enlargement surgery at a later date.
IS A BREAST LIFT THE SAME AS BREAST REDUCTION?
No. The breast lift restores the shape, height, and firmness of sagging breasts by removing excess skin. A breast reduction removes breast tissue to make your breasts smaller, lighter, and more comfortable. Both can create firmer, shapelier breasts, but a breast reduction is usually chosen to address health problems caused by breasts which are too large and heavy.
IS A BREAST LIFT PAINFUL?
A breast lift is a major surgery and our surgeons are dedicated to making your recovery as comfortable as possible. He will prescribe pain relievers as needed and also offers the On-Q pain pump system which delivers local anesthetic to the surgical area for several days after your operation.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
In most patients, the results will last for many years. Pregnancy or significant weight loss will reverse the effects, so if you are planning to become pregnant or expect a significant weight change, you may want to postpone your breast lift until after your major life event.
Breast surgery makes up a large portion of our board certified plastic surgeons’s practice in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. If you have more questions about breast lift or think that a breast lift may be right for you, please call or email us today so we can schedule your initial consultation.
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